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20 best albums of 2015 so far

1 July, 2015 — by Christopher Ratcliff0


It's summer. You can tell it's summer because the music industry buggers off on holiday for three months leaving us all bereft of new music and having to listen to our Dad's Greatest Hits of ELO cassette and pretend like that's a brilliant and convenient thing to do. It's lucky you bought that cassette player last year, you hipster bag of crap otherwise you'd be really fucked.

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14 reasons why I fucking love Faith No More

19 May, 2015 — by Christopher Ratcliff5


Faith No More's wilful disregard of what a mainstream rock band "ought to do" is one of their most heroic qualities. Despite practically inventing rap-metal more than 30 years ago, the Californian five-piece moved effortlessly from face-melting metal aggression, to bossa-nova, to jazz-funk, to a Commodores cover without a single apology, all the while never straying too far from a pop melody.